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Wike, Still a PDP Chieftain, Defies Party Leadership



The former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has made it clear that he remains a prominent member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He also expressed no regrets about previously serving as a minister in the government of President Bola Tinubu from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Wike currently holds the position of minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which is one of the key positions in the presidential cabinet.

During an appearance on Channels TV’s Politics Today, Wike stated, “I am not aligned with the APC. Instead, I am aligned with Tinubu, who has placed trust in me to assist in realizing his vision for a renewed hope and agenda.”

He emphasized that he owes no apologies to anyone for his political choices, citing his past work within the PDP and his support for Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s presidential candidacy. Wike also asserted that no one within the PDP possesses the authority to suspend or discipline him.

He said: “who will discipline me? I should be the one calling for the discipline of these people who violated the party’s constitution, in the way that the party supported rotation.
“Who will suspend me? I want to dare anybody.”

The ex-governor said that he informed PDP leadership before he took the ministerial offer of President Tinubu, stressing that he remained a PDP chieftain despite working for the APC government.
“I want to support Asiwaju (Tinubu) to finish well.”

He stressed also that he owed no one an apology for supporting power shift to southern Nigeria.

“We are just waiting for the presidential panel to finish, you will know who actually are those who are working well for the party.

“How can anybody talk about expelling me? A state that brought a governor? A state that brought three senators? A state that produced 32 House of Assembly members? A state that produced 11 out of 13 House of Representatives.

“The person that would suspend me is the one that couldn’t produce a governor, is the one that couldn’t produce three senators?